ERIC Number: EJ811448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Help! They Don't Speak English: Partnering Preservice Teachers with Adult English Language Learners
Hooks, Laura M.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v29 n2 p97-107 Apr 2008
It is well documented that parent and family involvement in children's education correlates with success in school. The increasing number of English Language Learners in public schools has created a need for teacher educators to prepare preservice teachers to be able to work with families who have limited English. This study examined the outcomes of one guided experience that preservice teachers had with adults who spoke English as a second language. Qualitative data indicated that this experience increased preservice teachers' confidence when working with parents, broadened their knowledge base about diversity, and expanded their knowledge and understanding of strategies that support communication.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Second Language Learning, Teacher Educators, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research, Teacher Education, Adults, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Communication Strategies, Teaching Experience
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Education Level: Higher Education
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